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The following provides a brief description of some of the configurable options for each Pool Format.  Our Pool Configuration Wizard make the process of configuring these options a breeze.

Pick 'Em Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Duration
    Allows you to define the start and end weeks of the pool.  Want to start a pool into a season?  Not a problem: simply define the start week as the league's current week!
  • Days of Week
    Allows you to pick which days of the week you want your pool to play.  NHL/NBA only from Friday, Saturday or Sunday games.
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a weekly deadline for picks to be made.
  • Straight Up / Point Spread
    Allows you to have the pool played straight up or against the spread (for NFL/CFL pools only).  Playing straight up requires participants pick the winner of each game where playing against the spread requires them to pick the winner of each game against a given spread.
  • Number of Games
    Allows you to specify the number of games to pick each week.
  • Best Bets
    Allows participants to score extra points by selecting one game per week as their most confident pick.
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Automated Picks
    Allows picks to be made for participants who forget to make their picks. Automated Picks are definable by participant from the following options: All Home or Road Teams, All Favourite or Underdog Teams (NFL/CFL only) and All Random Teams.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Weekly Winners
    Allows you specify the number of weekly winners that will be declared.  An optional tie-breaker can also enabled.
  • Weekly Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for weekly winner(s).
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Margin Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Duration
    Allows you to define the start and end weeks of the pool.  Want to start a pool into a season?  Not a problem: simply define the start week as the league's current week!
  • Days of Week
    Allows you to pick which days of the week you want your pool to play.  NHL/NBA only from Friday, Saturday or Sunday games.
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a weekly deadline for picks to be made.
  • Number of Games
    Allows you to specify the number of games to pick each week.
  • Repeat Pick Prevention
    Allows you to prohibit participants from picking a team they've already picked (only available when picking 1 game per week).
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Weekly Winners
    Allows you specify the number of weekly winners that will be declared.  An optional tie-breaker can also enabled.
  • Weekly Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for weekly winner(s).
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Confidence Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Duration
    Allows you to define the start and end weeks of the pool.  Want to start a pool into a season?  Not a problem: simply define the start week as the league's current week!
  • Days of Week
    Allows you to pick which days of the week you want your pool to play.  NHL/NBA only from Friday, Saturday or Sunday games.
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a weekly deadline for picks to be made.
  • Straight Up / Point Spread
    Allows you to have the pool played straight up or against the spread (for NFL/CFL pools only).  Playing straight up requires participants pick the winner of each game where playing against the spread requires them to pick the winner of each game against a given spread.
  • Number of Games
    Allows you to specify the number of games to pick each week.
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Automated Picks
    Allows picks to be made for participants who forget to make their picks. Automated Picks are definable by participant from the following options: All Home or Road Teams, All Favourite or Underdog Teams (NFL/CFL only) and All Random Teams.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Weekly Winners
    Allows you specify the number of weekly winners that will be declared.  An optional tie-breaker can also enabled.
  • Weekly Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for weekly winner(s).
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Survivor Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Duration
    Allows you to define the start and end weeks of the pool.  Want to start a pool into a season?  Not a problem: simply define the start week as the league's current week!
  • Days of Week
    Allows you to pick which days of the week you want your pool to play.  NHL/NBA only from Friday, Saturday or Sunday games.
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a weekly deadline for picks to be made.
  • Strikes
    Allows you to define the number of strikes (i.e. number of incorrect picks allowed before being eliminated).  If you enable Strikes, you can also elect to have them included (as part of the initial entry fee) or optional (meaning eliminated participants will have to rebuy to keep playing in the pool).  You can also elect to specify a week where Strikes are prohibited (meaning if participants picked incorrectly past this selected week, they'd be eliminated even if they hadn't incurred any strikes yet).
  • Repeat Pick Prevention
    Allows you to prohibit participants from picking a team they've already picked.
  • Pick Losing Teams
    Allows you to pick losing teams instead of winning teams.
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Automated Picks
    Allows picks to be made for participants who forget to make their picks. Automated Picks are definable by participant from the following options: Week's Biggest Favourite (NFL/CFL only), Week's Biggest Underdog (NFL/CFL only), Week's Last Home or Road Teams.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared (currently limited to 1).
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Bracket Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a deadline for picks to be made.
  • Point Distribution
    Allows you to define the number of points awarded for each correct prediction in each round.  You can also elect to award extra points for correctly predicting upsets as well as bonus points for correctly predicting series lengths (for NHL and NBA only).
  • Bonus Points
    Allows you to award bonus points for correctly predicting the number of games each series will be won in (for NHL and NBA pools only).
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared.  An optional tie-breaker can also be enabled.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Squares Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Squares Limit
    Allows you to limit the number of squares a participant can pick.
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Cost per Square
    Allows you to define how much it will cost participants to purchase squares.
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for each quarter (or half for NCAA pools).


   NFL WEEK 15:  Thu. 8:25PM
2017/12/14
Denver
Indianapolis
-2.5
 
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Sat. 4:30PM
2017/12/16
Chicago
Detroit
 
-5.5
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Sat. 8:25PM
2017/12/16
L.A. Chargers
Kansas City
-1.5
 
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Sun. 1PM
2017/12/17
Arizona
Washington
 
-4.5
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Sun. 1PM
2017/12/17
Baltimore
Cleveland
-7.5
 
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Sun. 1PM
2017/12/17
Cincinnati
Minnesota
 
-10.5
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Sun. 1PM
2017/12/17
Green Bay
Carolina
 
-5.5
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Sun. 1PM
2017/12/17
Houston
Jacksonville
 
-10.5
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Sun. 1PM
2017/12/17
Miami
Buffalo
 
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Sun. 1PM
2017/12/17
N.Y. Jets
New Orleans
 
-15.5
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Sun. 1PM
2017/12/17
Philadelphia
N.Y. Giants
-7.5
 
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Sun. 4:05PM
2017/12/17
L.A. Rams
Seattle
 
-1.5
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Sun. 4:25PM
2017/12/17
New England
Pittsburgh
-2.5
 
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Sun. 4:25PM
2017/12/17
Tennessee
San Francisco
 
-2.5
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Sun. 8:30PM
2017/12/17
Dallas
Oakland
-3.5
 
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Mon. 8:30PM
2017/12/18
Atlanta
Tampa Bay
-6.5
 
   NHL WEEK 11:  Wed. 7PM
2017/12/13
N.Y. Rangers
Ottawa
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Wed. 7PM
2017/12/13
Dallas
N.Y. Islanders
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Wed. 8PM
2017/12/13
Boston
Detroit
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Wed. 10PM
2017/12/13
Nashville
Vancouver
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Thu. 7PM
2017/12/14
Washington
Boston
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Thu. 7PM
2017/12/14
Buffalo
Philadelphia
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Thu. 7PM
2017/12/14
N.Y. Islanders
Columbus
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Thu. 7:30PM
2017/12/14
New Jersey
Montreal
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Thu. 8PM
2017/12/14
Anaheim
St. Louis
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Thu. 8PM
2017/12/14
Toronto
Minnesota
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Thu. 8PM
2017/12/14
Chicago
Winnipeg
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Thu. 9PM
2017/12/14
Florida
Colorado
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Thu. 9PM
2017/12/14
San Jose
Calgary
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Thu. 9PM
2017/12/14
Nashville
Edmonton
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Thu. 9PM
2017/12/14
Tampa Bay
Arizona
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Thu. 10PM
2017/12/14
Pittsburgh
Vegas
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Fri. 7PM
2017/12/15
Carolina
Buffalo
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Fri. 7PM
2017/12/15
Dallas
New Jersey
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Fri. 7PM
2017/12/15
Los Angeles
N.Y. Rangers
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Fri. 7:30PM
2017/12/15
Toronto
Detroit
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Fri. 10PM
2017/12/15
San Jose
Vancouver
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Sat. 2PM
2017/12/16
Edmonton
Minnesota
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Sat. 5PM
2017/12/16
N.Y. Rangers
Boston
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Sat. 7PM
2017/12/16
Winnipeg
St. Louis
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Sat. 7PM
2017/12/16
Montreal
Ottawa
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Sat. 7PM
2017/12/16
Los Angeles
N.Y. Islanders
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Sat. 7PM
2017/12/16
Dallas
Philadelphia
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Sat. 7:30PM
2017/12/16
Anaheim
Washington
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Sat. 8PM
2017/12/16
Pittsburgh
Arizona
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Sat. 8PM
2017/12/16
Columbus
Carolina
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Sat. 9PM
2017/12/16
Tampa Bay
Colorado
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Sat. 10PM
2017/12/16
Nashville
Calgary
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Sun. 6PM
2017/12/17
St. Louis
Winnipeg
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Sun. 7PM
2017/12/17
Minnesota
Chicago
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Sun. 8PM
2017/12/17
Calgary
Vancouver
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Sun. 8PM
2017/12/17
Florida
Vegas
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Mon. 7PM
2017/12/18
Columbus
Boston
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Mon. 7PM
2017/12/18
Anaheim
New Jersey
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Mon. 7PM
2017/12/18
Los Angeles
Philadelphia
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Mon. 9PM
2017/12/18
Pittsburgh
Colorado
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Mon. 9PM
2017/12/18
San Jose
Edmonton
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Tue. 2PM
2017/12/19
Carolina
Toronto
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Tue. 7PM
2017/12/19
Boston
Buffalo
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Tue. 7PM
2017/12/19
Detroit
N.Y. Islanders
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Tue. 7PM
2017/12/19
Anaheim
N.Y. Rangers
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Tue. 7:30PM
2017/12/19
Minnesota
Ottawa
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Tue. 8PM
2017/12/19
Winnipeg
Nashville
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Tue. 8:30PM
2017/12/19
Washington
Dallas
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Tue. 9PM
2017/12/19
Florida
Arizona
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Tue. 10PM
2017/12/19
Montreal
Vancouver
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Tue. 10PM
2017/12/19
Tampa Bay
Vegas
   NBA WEEK 9:  Wed. 7PM
2017/12/13
Oklahoma City
Indiana
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Wed. 7PM
2017/12/13
L.A. Clippers
Orlando
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Wed. 7PM
2017/12/13
Memphis
Washington
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Wed. 7:30PM
2017/12/13
Denver
Boston
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Wed. 7:30PM
2017/12/13
Portland
Miami
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Wed. 8PM
2017/12/13
Utah
Chicago
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Wed. 8PM
2017/12/13
Milwaukee
New Orleans
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Wed. 9PM
2017/12/13
Toronto
Phoenix
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Wed. 9:30PM
2017/12/13
Charlotte
Houston
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Thu. 7:30PM
2017/12/14
Detroit
Atlanta
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Thu. 7:30PM
2017/12/14
New York
Brooklyn
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Thu. 8PM
2017/12/14
L.A. Lakers
Cleveland
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Thu. 8PM
2017/12/14
Sacramento
Minnesota
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Thu. 10:30PM
2017/12/14
Dallas
Golden State
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Fri. 7PM
2017/12/15
Miami
Charlotte
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Fri. 7PM
2017/12/15
Detroit
Indiana
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Fri. 7PM
2017/12/15
Portland
Orlando
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Fri. 7PM
2017/12/15
Oklahoma City
Philadelphia
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Fri. 7PM
2017/12/15
L.A. Clippers
Washington
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Fri. 7:30PM
2017/12/15
Utah
Boston
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Fri. 7:30PM
2017/12/15
Brooklyn
Toronto
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Fri. 8PM
2017/12/15
Atlanta
Memphis
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Fri. 8PM
2017/12/15
Chicago
Milwaukee
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Fri. 9PM
2017/12/15
New Orleans
Denver
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Fri. 9:30PM
2017/12/15
San Antonio
Houston
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Sat. 7PM
2017/12/16
Portland
Charlotte
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Sat. 7:30PM
2017/12/16
Utah
Cleveland
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Sat. 7:30PM
2017/12/16
Oklahoma City
New York
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Sat. 8PM
2017/12/16
Milwaukee
Houston
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Sat. 8PM
2017/12/16
L.A. Clippers
Miami
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Sat. 8PM
2017/12/16
Phoenix
Minnesota
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Sat. 8:30PM
2017/12/16
Dallas
San Antonio
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Sat. 9PM
2017/12/16
Boston
Memphis
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Sun. 3:30PM
2017/12/17
Sacramento
Toronto
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Sun. 4PM
2017/12/17
Orlando
Detroit
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Sun. 6PM
2017/12/17
Indiana
Brooklyn
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Sun. 6PM
2017/12/17
Cleveland
Washington
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Mon. 7PM
2017/12/18
New York
Charlotte
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Mon. 7PM
2017/12/18
Boston
Indiana
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Mon. 7:30PM
2017/12/18
Miami
Atlanta
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Mon. 8PM
2017/12/18
Philadelphia
Chicago
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Mon. 8PM
2017/12/18
Utah
Houston
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Mon. 8PM
2017/12/18
Portland
Minnesota
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Mon. 8PM
2017/12/18
Denver
Oklahoma City
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Mon. 8:30PM
2017/12/18
Phoenix
Dallas
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Mon. 8:30PM
2017/12/18
L.A. Clippers
San Antonio
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Mon. 10:30PM
2017/12/18
Golden State
L.A. Lakers
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Tue. 7PM
2017/12/19
Sacramento
Philadelphia
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Tue. 7PM
2017/12/19
New Orleans
Washington
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Tue. 8PM
2017/12/19
Cleveland
Milwaukee
   NCAAF WEEK 15:  Sat. 12PM
2017/12/16
Grambling St.
N.C. A&T
 
Pick
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Sat. 1PM
2017/12/16
Troy
North Texas
-6.5
 
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Sat. 2:30PM
2017/12/16
W. Kentucky
Georgia St.
-6.5
 
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Sat. 3:30PM
2017/12/16
Boise St.
Oregon
 
-7.5
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Sat. 4:30PM
2017/12/16
Marshall
Colorado St.
 
-5.5
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Sat. 8PM
2017/12/16
Arkansas St.
Middle Tennesee
-3.5
 
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Tue. 7PM
2017/12/19
Florida Atl.
Akron
-22.5
 

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